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The Jazz Gallery

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture

Mission: The Jazz Gallery provides an international cultural center which traces and promotes current developments in jazz. The Gallery’s primary focus is on the youngest generation of professional jazz musicians, whom we nurture by giving them an audience for their performances and a stage upon which to assemble their bands. The Gallery also encourages established musicians to present new projects and collaborate in performances with emerging artists. In addition to very high quality live jazz music, the Gallery presents and exhibits visual arts, theater and poetry inspired by jazz.

Programs: Exhibit, promote, encourage, sponsor, and provide the knowledge of all music, art, and literary works in all media, including, but not limited to jazz and related arts.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Joanne R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an exemplary institution. It presents and supports innovative jazz artists. Jazz, by its nature, is an evolving medium and requires venues with innovative programming to keep it on the cutting edge. I The Jazz Gallery charges reasonable prices. I try to see shows there when ever I am in New York. My experiences have always been positive. It is also well regarded by jazz musicians and you often see them in the audience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is the most unique music venue in New York City. Musicians love the venue because they are allowed the freedom of playing original compositions. The listening experience for the audience is wonderful as well. The organization deserves as much support as possible. Dr Alan Beckles

Richard S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place to hear jazz in NY. I love the spirit of the organization, and I hope the flourish.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Over my years involved with the music culture of New York, I have always found my experiences at The Jazz Gallery to be that week's highlight every visit. The staff is warm and knowledgeable, plus they book a myriad performers, presenting both well known and little known with the same enthusiasm. Musicians like Taylor Ho Bynum, Steve Lehman or Tony Malaby, are a few examples of artists who have developed and widened the listener's aural palette through The Jazz Gallery.
The facility itself has seating for each performance and is clean with bathrooms and free water. It is a location to nurture music appreciation, not sell drinks and food or for "hanging out". I greatly appreciate The Jazz Gallery for its devotion to the arts.

Lee B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had been meaning to go to the Jazz Gallery. I knew many of the folks who worked hard to ensure its success, and I love jazz. Actually, I'm obsessed with jazz. Anyway, I went on Valentine's Day this year and got to see just how fabulous the Jazz Gallery is. The space is compact, but has everything you need to experience live music properly. The set I saw was outstanding! I want to get more involved in the Jazz Gallery. I definitely want to see more performances there. I can't think of a venue I have been to in the last year that I enjoyed more. And I am a big fan of live music. So, kudos to the Jazz Gallery! I can't wait to go back!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Gallery is one the few venues that are really all about the music.
Their integrity & commitment is very much needed and very much appreciated. Thank you!

Nancy C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

this is a wonderful place that nurtures and supports emerging jazz artists, as well as providing a chance to experience what we all love about jazz.

the staff is great and so committed to what they're doing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just want to say the Jazz Gallery is an amazing, incredible place! At a time when other nonprofits are folding or cutting back, New York is extremely fortunate to have the Jazz Gallery offering music at the forefront of contemporary jazz. Love your programming!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In an age where Art and true talent has taken a backseat to forced cookie cutter proclamations of American "Idols", the jazz Gallery is like a refreshing oasis! I drive all the way from Philadelphia to New York city to experience the Jazz gallery. It is a small place with no dazzling decor or smells of delicious food cooked by an expert chef. There is no fancy bar or stage sparkling with lights. There is only a small stage, chairs facing the stage and visual Art on the surrounding walls. The Jazz Gallery is a relaxed place to come and enjoy visual art and the art of jazz! I love it!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great music, great atmosphere, great hang! Not only will you have a fun time at the Jazz Gallery, you will meet cool people and if you so desire you will learn something too!!!

Radhika P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reasonable entry price, incredible musicians, and comfortable intimate setting, makes the Gallery a unique and rare space. Sometimes I go because I know about the musicians who are going to be playing there, and at other times, I go to discover new sounds, always trusting, completely, the Gallery's picks. I am thankful for what it offers us in the community, and for the opportunities it gives upcoming musicians, and grateful for its efforts to keep the new jazz generative in New York City.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best club to hear jazz at in NYC. The depth of artists that have performed here from the start of their careers and have grown and gained international recognition is unparalleled. The Monday night series with Steve Coleman is the only opportunity in NYC for young artists to come and learn from a master musician in an easily, and affordable, environment. Simply stated the Jazz Gallery is an example of how the music of jazz grow will continue to develop as an art.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a vital part of the jazz community in NYC. Its creative programming, workshops, and jam sessions have helped shape the current creative music scene. It has brought many young up-and-coming artists wider recognition and helped launch their careers, and with a very affordable admission and member program, it has brought jazz to a wider audience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Among all the jazz spots in NYC, the Jazz Gallery is the rare, dare I say only, place where music has absolute priority. There is no food offered and if you are very thirsty, you may buy a bottle of water for a dollar (on the honor system). It is not only a very special and important home for young artists who are sharpening their skills and measure their talents with the Elders; it is an equally important venue for the jazz listener. The program selections and the artist selections guarantee a consistently high quality of performances. Musicians recognize and appreciate the outstanding attention and care given to them by the incredibly dedicated staff. The Jazz Gallery must remain a constant in New York City because it is a necessity to every jazz musician.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been to the Jazz Gallery once, and had a phenomenal experience. I tend to keep up to date on the music calendar and I am always impressed with the diversity of music they offer and their persistence on presenting new music. The cover charge is fair, especially in comparison to other NYC clubs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

A great space in New York City that We all enjoy to visit for the versatility of performers that give us pleasure to our souls with Music and their talent.Once You walk in for the first time you stick to it for the rest of your life.It is unique and with a great team behind it. JAZZ GALLERY dseerves the best. Best wishes.Felix Medina

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an intimate space in which to hear fantastic live music in New York City. Tucked away on the 2nd floor of a fairly nondescript building, it nonetheless has created and served a fantastic community for jazz. As you ascend the stairs, you enter into a quiet, friendly space reserved for people who really want to listen to jazz. The music is the focus here, and they do a great job with programming.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The unique concept that is the Jazz Gallery seems to me to be such an important component of the arts community of New York. It is a venue for talented up and coming artists to get experience and exposure and for students of music as well as general lovers of jazz to see it performed for an affordable charge, compared to the commercial jazz clubs.

I count myself lucky to have the Jazz Gallery as an option and have enjoyed many top class performances there which I would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise. Another great aspect is the several established artists like Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman and others, who give their time and reputation to help promote the Gallery. It's a great treat to see performers like this in such an intimate setting.

The Jazz Gallery performs an important service to the New York jazz community and we are all fortunate to have access to it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i grew up at the jazz gallery. as a young musician trying to figure out life in new york, the gallery provided an affordable means to staying up to date, and even ahead of the times, with regards to hearing what today had to offer for jazz. it is one of the most essential places in new york city as far as honest artistic outlets go. its success mirrors the success of art in the 21st century, as well as the success of jazz remaining relevant to the youth of america

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to work at the Jazz Gallery several times over the years. It is one of the few places in New York where you can hear great live music without the distractions of food and or drinks servers. It exist purely for the music. I love the Gallery...It keeps getting better and better.